The Perfect Distance: Ovett and Coe - The Record Breaking Rivalry by Pat Butcher 

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 The Perfect Distance: Ovett and Coe - The Record Breaking Rivalry by Pat Butcher 

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Recalling Britain's golden era of middle distance running, the author charts the great rivalry that made athletics unmissable in the early 1980s.

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14 user reviews of The Perfect Distance: Ovett and Coe - The Record Breaking Rivalry by Pat Butcher  See all

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It wasn't a bad read, but given the subject, I was expecting something a lot more dramatic. I wouldn't want to put anyone off this book but in comparison to John Bryant/Richard Askwith/Christopher McDougall it' Continue reading...
A great read. It takes the reader back to the Coe Ovett era. They were the two biggest names in athletics and possibly sport itself. Their rivalry split Britain. They ushered in a new era in athletics.Athletes Continue reading...
A 3 out of 5- great book for anyone interested in Ovett,Coe and their contempories-but a better book maybe remains to be written Continue reading...
A cracking read I may be biased as it was these 2 athletes that made me want to run at age 11 and be the best I could in fact at 16 I ran the same times as Coe at the same age so I do feel an infinity but nonet Continue reading...
Very well written, researched, detailed and an exceptionally good read. Very highly recommended. Continue reading...

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what is the summary of the book. beggining middle and end?

describe the main character?

main conflict and how it was resolved?

authers syle?

Posted: 14/01/2010 at 02:12

Is it a full moon?

Posted: 14/01/2010 at 02:14

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  • Price: £14.99
  • Year: from 2004